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Extrahepatic portal hypertension following abdominal surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17874673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of non-cirrhotic extrahepatic portal hypertension in a 31-year-old woman following extensive abdominal laparotomy for the drainage of multiple retroperitoneal and liver abscesses following a perforated appendix. Chronic portal, splenic, and mesenteric vein thrombosis with portal hypertension was caused by a hypercoagulable state due to the abdominal infection and abdominal surgery. Various etiological aspects of chronic extraheptic venous thrombosis have not been documented due to the low incidence of these events. We discuss these aspects in the context of our patient.
Ajit Singh Ahluwalia; Joseph J Mazza; Steven H Yale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin     Volume:  106     ISSN:  1098-1861     ISO Abbreviation:  WMJ     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-18     Completed Date:  2007-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716054     Medline TA:  WMJ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wissconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Abscess / surgery*
Blood Circulation / physiology
Hypertension, Portal / etiology,  physiopathology*
Portal System / physiopathology
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology*
Splenomegaly / etiology
Thrombocytopenia / etiology
Venous Thrombosis / etiology,  physiopathology

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